Service & Maintenance Staff
- Blommer Science Library
- Lauinger Memorial Library
Popular Places to Chill
- Copley/Healey lawn
- Red Square
- Uncommon Grounds
Bar on Campus
Epicurean, near Henle Village and Darnall Hall
Coffeehouse on Campus
- Midnight Mug, Lauinger Library
- More Uncommon Grounds (MUG), ICC Galleria
- Uncommon Grounds, Leavey Center
Movie Theater on Campus
There are many sustainable issues that Georgetown addresses, including that 100 percent of the computer hardware meets EnergyStar efficiency standards.
- GUGS: Georgetown University Grilling Society. They make one-of-a-kind, must-have burgers for which students eat up for hours every Friday afternoon.
- ICC : Bunn Intercultural Center (the big red building with the solar panels on it). It houses most history, language, and philosophy classes.
- MSB : McDonough School of Business
- NHS : School of Nursing & Health Studies
- SFS: School of Foreign Service
- Georgetown Day: Georgetown Day is the annual University-wide celebration that takes place at the end of the spring semester.
- Good Basketball: Georgetown is known for its stellar basketball teams year after year.
- Jack the Bulldog : Jack is a live bulldog that lives full time on campus. He is cared for by one of the Jesuits, as well as a team of students trained as official walkers. Jack goes to all home men's basketball games and entertains the crowd by tearing into a box with the opposing team's logo. Jack also makes appearances at other campus events.
- Singing the fight song : Georgetown students learn the fight song immediately. That is, they learn the song at special accepted students' weekends before they have even committed to going to Georgetown. The fight song is sung everywhere-it is not only heard at sports games, but also at formal events. First-years who attend the freshman retreat even sing it in a dark cave in the middle of a forest.
- Sitting on John Carroll's lap: You will often find students sitting in the lap of the John Carroll statue.
- A network of underground tunnels connects Copley Crypt with several of the other old buildings on campus.
- If you step on the Georgetown seal outside of Healy Hall as an undergraduate, you will not graduate.
- Jack the Bulldog was originally adopted as a mascot due to the good luck he once brought to the Georgetown football team. According to rumor, the team won every game that season except for one; that is, they lost the one at which Jack was not present. The University had no choice but to hire him as a good-luck charm.
- The fifth floor of the Healy building is no longer accessible because of the exorcism that was performed there, on which Georgetown alumnus William Peter Blatty based his novel and screenplay, "The Exorcist." Most often, the legend has the exorcism being performed by Fr. Thomas King, S.J. When asked whether there was any truth to the rumor that he had once performed an exorcism, he responded only, "Why? Do you need one?"
Favorite Things To Do
Georgetown students love to stay very active. They do anything and everything in their free time, from working out at Yates to playing pick-up games of soccer or Frisbee. Some students even like to set up their own volleyball net on Copley lawn and play. Otherwise, students enjoy catching the current play on campus, watching the free movies on the weekends, or attending one of the lectures by the hundreds of awesome speakers who visit Georgetown each year. There is never a shortage of fun things to do on campus.
Student Activities Offered
- Campus ministries
- Choral groups
- Concert band
- International student organization
- Jazz band
- Literary magazine
- Music ensembles
- Musical theater
- Pep band
- Radio station
- Student government
- Student-run film society
- Symphony orchestra
- Television station
Air Force ROTC: Yes
Navy ROTC: Yes
Army ROTC: Yes
Did You Know?
Georgetown has hundreds of student organizations, including the largest student-run business in the country (The Corp), which grosses more than $4.5 million on average. It also has the largest student-run credit union in the country with assets more than $17 million.